RWS .223 Rem TMS Ammunition
The RWS .22 Hornet is ideal for fox and hare hunting, because it causes little damage to the game's meat and pelt. For this reason, it is often also used for hunting wood grouse or black grouse. The ideal firing distance is slightly less than 100 m, as this small bullet is a little wind-sensitive. Because of its low recoil, the small calibre is very popular with female and male hunters.
When fired from modern rifles, the .22 Hornet shows excellent precision. Moreover, this RWS cartridge is perfectly suitable for barrel inserts in combination guns, because it does not stress the action that much. It often is the maximum calibre for barrel inserts that can be used in older drillings. For hunting, it is frequently used in precision repeating rifles.
The .223 Rem. - loaded with 3.56 g bullets - shows best performance in hunting roe deer and fox and can be well used up to 200 m. The performance and the hunting uses are practically identical with the .222 Rem., however the .223 Rem. is somewhat stronger. In self-loading rifles the .223 Rem. achieves excellent precision.
Due to its high precision, it is also an excellent sport-shooting cartridge.
The original .223 Rem. replaced the 7.62 Nato (.308 Win.) as military cartridge. At about the same time, Remington put it on the market also as a cartridge for the civil use.
A well-proven projectile type still favoured by many today. High to very high energy output in game. Somewhat stronger fragmentation, therefore exit holes are not always present. Very good stopping effect. Frequently used in battues because of the above reasons and because of a certain insensitivity to minor obstacles. With round or pointed projectile tip.
Muzzle Velocity: 3248 fps
Construction soft point-bullet
- Lead core for optimal adaption of the deformation to the game's body
- Round or pointed bullet tip for high stability
- Tombac-plated steel jacket